Independent Contractor Reviews at Varsity Tutors
Independent Contractor | Remote
| Oct 10, 2021
Very impersonal platform and no support/feedback during teaching
You'll be luck to speak to anyone in management about feedback or getting new business. Expect to be on your own and in the dark about how you are doing between sessions. If you want a recommendation for your freelance work (to get other opportunities) you will not be able to get this. Sometimes you'll teach huge classes for limited incentive for building for the future. Rosters for classes are put together hastily and they change the terms of their work conditions change from time to time without any of your input into this.
ConsNo personal interaction, limited feedback, difficult to understand how opportunities are distributed
Independent Contractor | Florida
| May 18, 2022
Great students to work with and tutor
I began working for Varsity Tutors as an independent contractor in 2018. I did most of my tutoring in person in New York at the time. The pay was decent but not great. COVID-19 forced me to tutor online. The pay for online work is half of the in-person work, about what you would get for working at McDonald's! I have a doctoral degree and two Master's degrees and should be paid 2-3x what I am being paid by them. I work with another tutoring agency and make $25 per hour, which is better.
ProsGood system of communication with the company and with clients. Good billing policies.
ConsVery low pay scale for online tutoring! Other agencies pay much better!
Independent Contractor | Oklahoma
| Apr 21, 2020
Great Place to Work as an Independent Tutor
Varsity Tutors is a great place to work as an independent contractor, especially now during the covid19 pandemic.I am able to choose my hours and how many students I tutor. I am also part of their Virtual School Day, which is a great resource for all students! I think they could pay a little better, especially with my degrees as a specialist. Overall, I am extremely happy and am so glad I became a part of VT team!
Varsity Tutors is a good company; it’s professional and matched clients with expert tutors in their fields.
Qualified tutors that provide knowledge and experience where needed, can set my own hours and choose my own clients, and company highly rated with BBB.
ProsProfessional, provides a necessary service, and allows educational experts to help others.
ConsShould better regulate tutor and tutor matches.
Independent Contractor | Remote
| Oct 14, 2019
flexible hours, better pay than competing tutoring services
Varsity Tutors offers independence and flexibility with hours and provides much better pay than competing tutoring services. The students are more engaged than I have experienced with my work at other online tutoring services, which makes the work interesting and enjoyable.
This is a good part-time job for a student who is not dependent on consistent income. It is a 1099 contract position. There is opportunity to earn extra income, however, the wage compensation does not offset the cost of driving to student's homes.
Tireless flexible tutoring hours. The company has committed, prompt technical team. It values respectfulness, honesty, and personnel support. I enjoy working here, learning from my diversity experience with students from different cultures and backgrounds.
Flexible work suitable for tutors
It was pretty enjoyable for the most part. the website is not optimized and I had issue figuring how things worked but ended up being pretty good. The incorporation of technology into tutoring was a nice experience.
Work from anywhere
You can either work from your computer or visit the students in person. You set your own hours and take on as many students as you want. They need to work on their communication with the contractors (tutors) and the students.
Nice side job
You're your own boss, so that's nice. But, you definitely can't work enough to do it full time. Also, the website that you have to use for invoicing puts a minimum on the hours for which you can bill, which has caused some issues.